Seoul Dynasty vs Dallas Fuel: Esports Betting Analysis @ Overwatch League Season 1

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Introduction

The Overwatch league is a push into establishing a structured esports league for Overwatch. Blizzard first announced the Overwatch League at Blizzcon 2016 and followed it up with almost a year of planning. The gap left in Overwatch esports during this time left a lot of dismayed fans. But the community’s response to the Opening day of Overwatch League has been nothing short of impressive. With over 400,000 fans tuning into Twitch for the first day, one can definitely call the League a success.

The Overwatch League consists of twelve teams in its first season. Slated for expansion in subsequent seasons, the League bears a strong tilt towards North American teams. There are nine teams from North America, One from Europe, One from South Korea and finally a Chinese team from Shanghai to finish the lineup. Each team is allowed a maximum of twelve players, with teams being allowed to substitute players after each map. The Overwatch League has seen investments from several non-endemic to esports investors such as the Kroenke family, Robert Kraft, Hersh Interactive amongst others. At the same time, we have some well-known esports organizations involved in the regular handling of the teams. EnVyUs, Misfits, Immortals, and Cloud9 are some of the most well-known esports organizations with rosters in multiple titles.

The Overwatch League started on January 10th, 2018 and will continue through August 2018. The league comprises four stages, each stage having five weeks of matches. The top three of each stage will receive prize money, along with show matches on the last Saturday of each stage. These so-called ‘title matches’ will be held on the last Saturday of each stage and feature the best players fighting for a prize money.

Stage 4 is going to be really interesting with the introduction of Brigitte in the meta. We will not see the new Hanzo in order to maintain balance in the game. However, this stage also is the final stage of Season 1. It will finally decide which teams qualify to the Season 1 playoffs.

You can check out more information on the official website at Overwatchleague.com.

Format

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Regular Season – January 10th – June 16th, 2018

  • Matches in the Atlantic and Pacific Divisions will play out live from the Blizzard Arena each Wednesday through Saturday. Though the season is divided into four stages, wins and losses will count towards teams’ full-season records and all-important seeding for the postseason. On the last Saturday of each stage, the top teams will compete for hefty bonuses and the title of stage winner.
    • Stage 1 – January 10th – February 10th, 2018 [2]
    • Stage 2 – February 21st – March 24th, 2018
    • Stage 3 – April 4th – May 5th, 2018
    • Stage 4 – May 16th – June 16th, 2018
  • All matches in the Regular Season will consist of four-map sets
  • Each Stage of the Regular Season will have its own 8 map pool.
  • The top team in each Division, and the next top 4 finishers from the entire league, advance to the Championship Playoffs in July.

Seoul Dynasty vs Dallas Fuel

Seoul Dynasty

Seoul Dynasty Roster

  • Zunba
  • Miro
  • Ryujehong
  • Tobi
  • Gido
  • Fleta
  • Munchkin
  • xepheR
  • Wekeed
  • Kuki
  • Gambler

Seoul Dynasty is owned by GenG esports, formerly KSV esports. The Seoul Dynasty roster was one of the best rosters in Overwatch prior to the start of Overwatch League. They were known as Lunatic Hai and definitely were the best team by a large margin. However, towards the beginning of OWL, Seoul Dynasty had tapered off into a substandard team. There were other Korean teams in the region which were able to defeat Seoul in Apex matches.

Seoul’s initial roster remained the same as with their OGN days, however, the team has definitely evolved in their gameplay and performance. The Seoul roster has Fleta as the main DPS on the team. He is one of the better DPS players in the League and his ability to adjust his playstyle and even take on the enemy DPS in a one on one battle is what makes him such a strong player. Fleta remains a strong player on the team, but Seoul Dynasty has problems on the other aspects of the team which make them relatively weak.

Miro might have had his time in the limelight in previous versions of the team. However, his current performance is definitely lacking and he needs better individual performances. He is often seen way out of way and out of sync with the rest of the team. But it is not really only his fault as much as the entire team’s lack of coordination. As the main tank player, Miro excessively depends on the supports and the DPS players. Without the coordination required at the highest levels, Miro often performs poorly.

The Supports on the roster are quite decent. They are not as flashy as let’s say the support players from other teams such as JJonak of NYXL. Gambler used to have problems playing the previous meta’s mercy. However, he has definitely improved his positioning and performance.

Overall the Seoul Dynasty is a decent team. They are out of contention of Stage 4 playoffs and hence their intent might be under question. But the team is still in contention for the more important Season Playoffs.

Dallas Fuel


Dallas Fuel Roster:

  • Taimou
  • Effect
  • Seagull
  • Mickie
  • Cocco
  • Chipshajen
  • Harryhook
  • Unk0e
  • OGE
  • aKm

The Dallas Fuel franchise is owned by Hastro of EnVyUs fame. The EnVyUs organization has a rich and famous history in esports. They own multiple rosters through various titles and were extremely famous in Overwatch prior to the introduction of the Overwatch League.

The Dallas Fuel team was considered a really strong team before the start of the Overwatch League. But the team has been unable to adapt to the ‘Dive Meta’ and has not had the best results in the first half of OWL. They subsequently rose to prominence only in Stage 4, when the meta no longer favored the ‘Dive meta’.

The Dallas roster has great individual talent and lots of skill potential. With Taimou playing some of the best Overwatch in recent times, his ability to stay on top of the enemy DPS constantly without losing the battle is what provides so much distraction and space for the rest of the Dallas Fuel team. Taimou has been one of the strongest DPS rising members in the Overwatch League and has been doing phenomenally well right now.

The Dallas Fuel roster has a huge amount of talent, however, the team has not been able to make big impacts in the first season. The biggest impact for Dallas Fuel, however, is obviously the absence of Effect on the roster. Due to the troubles of the Dallas Fuel, Effect has been severely affected and had to take a prolonged break from the team. So right now, Seagull and Taimou play the DPS role on the team. Seagull who was severely underutilized in the first half of Season 1 can now display his skills via characters such as Hanzo. He has been a big streamer and is able to play these heroes to their maximum efficiency.

The Dallas Fuel roster, however, includes OGE who is one of the better players on the roster. OGE who has come under a lot of criticism for boosting in the past is an active member on the Dallas Fuel roster. Surprisingly Blizzard’s approach to Boosting has varied and is quite inconsistent. How they approach uniformity in their decisions still remains to be seen. OGE within the game, however, is a great player and has a very high skill cap. He is almost comparable to the flashy plays of Gesture and Fissure, the best Main tanks in OWL Season 1.

Accompanying him is Mickie who is no longer on the D’va, since the meta demands more Zarya play from the young Indonesian. He is a very apt Zarya and has maintained a decently high amount of charge (damage) on the off-tank role. His bubble usage could do with some practice, but overall there has been little to complain about. The Dallas Fuel team, however, seems much better right now. The various roster changes and the removal of their former coach KyKy definitely has paid dividends. They are currently fourth in the Stage 4 rankings and 1 or 2 more wins should help them in earning a Stage Playoff spot.

Prediction:

These two teams were the favorites coming into the first season of Overwatch League. Both the teams have fallen in their performance, one more than the other. But as of Stage 4, we are seeing a resurgence in the team’s performances.

Seoul Dynasty is obviously well known for its tactics and target calling. But the players seem to taper off when it comes to individual performances. The Seoul Dynasty roster has only won two matches in this stage, despite being relatively better than their previous self. The Korean team won against Shanghai Dragons and Florida Mayhem. The two teams are undoubtedly the weakest in the list and not really the best in terms of skill. It is safe to say that Seoul’s wins were more due to mechanical superiority than a tactical advantage.

The Dallas Fuel roster has seen significant improvements after the multitude of roster changes and coaching position changes. After KyKy was removed, the team had a clear direction of their approach to the game. Without all the drama that has become synonymous with Dallas since Stage 1, the team actually looks quite well-rounded.

We recommend a bet on Dallas Fuel for their match against Seoul Dynasty.The Dallas Fuel has taken a liking to the current meta and indefinitely strong on it.

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